1869 and Eleanor finds out she was betrothed just before her father’s death.
This time the flash in his eyes was stronger and didn’t fade completely. “My dear, surely it hasn’t been so long that you don’t recognize me. I am your betrothed, Mr. Wood.”
A betrothal and the promise of a fortune to keep her sisters safe, what is Eleanor to do? Even though the man is distasteful to her, she accepts his proposal and begins the long journey from Texas back to England.
In town the marshal puts out feelers. This foreigner does not sit well with him and the thought of Eleanor leaving is too much to bear. Can he catch the train before Eleanor finds out the truth, or will his love be lost forever?